The four-man Polish team were on an expedition to scale the peak of K2 188km away when they heard of Elisabeth Revol’s plight and volunteered to brave freezing temperatures of minus 35 degrees Celsius to rescue her.
President Andrzej Duda decorated three high-altitude climbers with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Monday, for their part in a winter 2018 mountain rescue on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
The famous magazine rewards a man who skied down K2 and two climbers involved in a desperate bid to save two colleagues stranded high on one of the world’s highest mountains.
The governments of Poland and France have decided to cover the costs of last week's rescue operation on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain, Anna Solska, widow of Polish mountaineer Tomasz Mackiewicz announced on Facebook on Friday.
The French Foreign Ministry on Monday expressed its recognition for the heroism of Polish climbers who rescued French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol from Nanga Parbat mountain peak in Pakistan.
Our thoughts go out to Tomasz Mackiewicz and his family, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Sunday, commenting on Sunday's failed rescue of Polish Himalayan climber Tomasz Mackiewicz from the Naga Parbat peak.
An operation to rescue two climbers, Poland's Tomasz Mackiewicz and France's Elisabeth Revol, trapped near the Nanga Parbat summit in Pakistan, will begin on Saturday morning, the Polish Mountaineering Association announced on its website on Friday.